Tag: Workplace Discrimination

Trump's 'Go Back' Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Tweets Against Congresswomen of Color Would Be Considered Workplace Discrimination

If the United States government were a company and President Trump an employer, his tweet in which he told four congresswomen of color to “go back” to their home countries would constitute as workplace discrimination. Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex (D-N.Y.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) were…

Commerce Dept. Policy Omits LGBT Protections, Restores Language Following Outcry

In what appeared to be an affront to the LGBT community, the U.S. Department of Commerce last week omitted existing workplace discrimination language that made many believe the administration was redefining LGBT protections. The Commerce Department’s 2017 Secretarial Statement on Equal Employment Opportunity, emailed to department employees Thursday, differed from…

Kan. Governor Strips LGBT Protections

By Julissa Catalan Alabama is fighting tooth and nail to deny LGBT rights, and now Kansas is taking a step backward as well. Republican governor Sam Brownback has issued an executive order cancelling a 2007 order by then-Governor Kathleen Sebelius that protected members of the LGBT community from being fired…

Justice Department: Employers Cannot Discriminate Against Transgender People

By Albert Lin Attorney General Eric Holder issued a memo on Thursday instructing all Department of Justice component heads and U.S. Attorneys to support claims by transgender people in Title VII employee-discrimination cases. This reverses the DOJ’s previous position, stated in 2006 litigation, that Title VII’s sex-discrimination clause excluded discrimination…

Supreme Court Redefines Workplace Discrimination

By Chris Hoenig The Supreme Court, in a pair of decisions handed down on Monday, narrowed the rules and definitions for bringing lawsuits based on workplace discrimination. In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices restricted the definition of a supervisor to someone with direct hiring and firing powers and the authority…